Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Sausalito Reviews
The Point Bonita Lighthouse is a beautiful area Nov 15, 2012
Last weekend I walked around Point Bonita. This area is a small part of the Marin Headlands. It is so beautiful. I walked down to the beach, to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, toured the old Battery Mendell (built to defend against a possible attack from Japan, see 7 December 1941 for justification), and took many photos of the beautiful landscape. If you are visiting San Francisco and get tired of being in a city, please visit this wonderful place.
At the Point Bonita Lighthouse I learned about the reality of the San Francisco Bay: it is terribly shallow. On the Berkeley side of the bay, the water is no more than 8 feet deep! There were many shipwrecks in the 1800s, because there is only a narrow strip of water that allows boats to sail into the bay unscathed. Then, if you are blessed enough to get through the rocky areas, an underwater mountain awaited you. If a ship entered at high-tide they were good-to-go. In fact, today the San Francisco Bay is re-dredged on a continual basis so that ships can pass unhindered by the constant buildup of sand and mud in the bay.
I really only wrote this review as a prelude to the beautiful pictures (uh, I hope you all do not interpret this as bragging, but I actually enjoyed my own work for a change). Enjoy!
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